Here's why if you don't like inequali...

Here's why if you don't like inequality, you should support unions

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Smarter Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Sep 1, 2013
Income inequality has risen to ridiculous levels:
Income inequality is at an 80 year high.

If you need to work to live in America, you're pretty much screwed—middle class, working class, poor. Productivity is rising dramatically, while pay isn't:

Graph showing hourly productivity rising by 80.4% between 1973 and 2009 while median compensation increases just 10.7% attribution: Jacob Hacker and Nate Loewentheil

In fact, median family income has been stagnant for a decade:

Measure after measure after measure shows us how bad it is. The old saying is that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, but you don't have to be poor to feel the squeeze any more. It's hitting the vast majority of Americans. So what does all this have to do with Labor Day? With unions? Well:

Read more and see the charts at:
Smarterest Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 1, 2013
"Comrades. We must prevail. After all, if the people's unions fail, we can no longer control the workers which means we can no longer control the population. The Communist Party USA proudly stands with Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO in destroying the current capitalistic economic system of the United States."

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